Actress Laura Haddock is the most recent addition to the cast of Transformers: The Last Knight. She announced her roll on Twitter Monday morning, expressing her excitement to work with the giant robots. The thirty year-old actress is best known for her starring role as Lucrezia Donati on Da Vinci's Demons, but also appeared in a bit role in Captain America: The First Avenger and as Star-Lord's mother in Guardians of the Galaxy. Her role in The Last Knight was undisclosed in the announcement.
Haddock had a bit of playful fun in her announcement, relegating Mark Wahlberg to second place next to the leader of the Autobots in who she's excited to work with.
"I'm very proud to announce that I'm going to be in the new Transformers movie," Haddock said in her video announcement. "And acting opposite one of my all-time heroes. Massive in the 80s, living legend, some people describe him as having balls of steel, I can't believe I get to be part of his entourage: Optimus Prime," she said with a smile. "Oh, and there's this other guy that's a pretty big deal, Mark Wahlberg."
VERY EXCITED to tell you guys..... #transformers pic.twitter.com/0cLjjkJbtZ— laura haddock (@laurajhaddock) June 20, 2016
The joke, for younger readers, is that the way she described Prime could be used to describe Wahlberg for the most part, as well - especially that last line, since Wahlberg co-created and executive produced the HBO series Entourage, loosely basing it off his own life and career.
Haddock joins Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, the voice of Peter Cullen, and Sir Anthony Hopkins in the cast of Transformers: The Last Knight, which is in development now for a June 23, 2017 release date.